Wiley Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
255 Reviews
3.1
255 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers generous time off and stresses work/life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Very supportive of employees with good benefits and flexible working hours and locations (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • Systems are terrible and senior management restructuring has wrought confusion and low morale (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place with good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial Program Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Editorial Program Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and they stuck to a 35 hr work week. Very flexible about work hours too.

    Cons

    Work was unstimulating and I was never quite sure what I was supposed to be doing or how to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make projects more transparent so more people can contribute.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    student partner

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley

    Pros

    great experience for college student

    Cons

    no room for growth/advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Editor in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Editor in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Incentives, Office culture, training, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay, more employer acknowledgement, career opportunities are stagnant, slow evolving technologies. Compared to our competitors, we are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should take more time into actually seeing and know what their employees are doing. There is definitely a barrier when it comes to higher management level and the regular employees. To many approvals are needed for a simple task. Get to actually know the people that are working with you and not treat them like they are working for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Safe and balanced. But not a long term option.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good balance work/life. I like the familiar atmosphere among employees.

    Cons

    New management restructuring the company. Some departments are understaffed and many positions remain underpaid for too long. Low salaries and limited promotion possibilities, specially for higher positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good, loyal employers and pay higher wages to those who do all the work. Outsourcing is not the only way. Minimize bureaucracy. It takes forever to implement new plans and ideas.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to work if you could care less about your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Laid back culture. Lots of vacation time. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    This company is a bureaucratic mess. Layers and layers of management. Horrible coordination between departments. Finance and billing systems are so bad, it is comical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What do most of you even do exactly? Nobody knows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been great and I have worked with terrific management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    benefits, inspiring managers, leadership, time-off policies, work-life balance

    Cons

    office culture, promotions, training, technology woes, compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stressful due to top and middle management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and creative colleagues. 7 hour work day. Plenty of paid time off. Company policies promote a balanced home and work life.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to seasoned staff. Low morale and layoffs are crippling those left behind. Company has no sense of direction, and listens too heavily to outside consultants. What was once a great company has become a shadow of itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the consultants. Get rid of senior and middle management who hold back their staff, and ignore the concerns of staff and human resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Long time Wiley employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are in an area that Wiley values, you will benefit from good HR policies and benefits

    Cons

    There are too many new managers with no company history and while they have grand plans, there is a lack of training and support to see it through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to focus on culture and create training for those who have made it through all the cuts

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good opportunities if you work in the main office

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley

    Pros

    Wiley is a large company with a very good reputation in the publishing community. It is a steady paycheck and a 40-hr family-friendly work-week

    Cons

    Less opportunities for people who work in branch offices. Not a lot of room for growth or advancement in a lot of the positions.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it once was

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Publicity Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Publicity Manager in Hoboken, NJ

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits. Generally nice people.

    Cons

    Major changes and downsizing. Not the book publisher it was for 200 years any longer and now moving to online learning space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before making decisions and cuts , you should have a clear strategy in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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